Suburban lockdowns mooted as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Victoria, The Prime Minister scoffs at Chinese spying claims against his government, New Queensland coronavirus rules force a major re-schuffle of the AFL fixture.
Victorians under the age of 40 urged to heed physical distancing rules, A Chinese Communist Party-run newspaper accuses Australia's government of sending spies to China, Taiwan hosts one of the world's few gay pride marches, as most countries cancel events because of COVID-19.
The federal government denies reports it plans to permanently increase the unemployment benefit; coronavirus testing now mandatory for all returned travellers in hotel quarantine in Victoria; and in the N-R-L, Sydney Roosters' player Jake Friend is ready to return to playing a full 80 minutes.
Victoria's coronavirus spike causing border opening anxiety elsewhere in Australia; Victoria registers 41 new cases of COVID-19; and, in the NRL, Manly thinks it can get by without Tom Trbojevic against Cronulla
Australia and New Zealand to co-host the 2023 women's football World Cup; the Prime Minister urges states to stick to easing restrictions despite coronavirus outbreaks; and the number of Australians seeking help for their use of drugs such as ice or speed has increased nearly sixfold over the last decade.